• October 20, 2011
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Gamal Tajuddin: Lawsuits to Cancel Elections Derail Democracy

Gamal Tajuddin: Lawsuits to Cancel Elections Derail Democracy

In an interview with IkhwanWeb, Jamal Tajuddin, Secretary General of the Freedoms Committee of the Egyptian Bar Association and leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, described 17 lawsuits filed in court to stop the Egyptian parliamentary elections as a futile attempt to exploit the law and defy the will of the Egyptians. 

The Administrative Court of the State Council considered 17 lawsuits demanding that elections should be stopped, citing the deteriorating security situation and the failure to allow Egyptians abroad to vote.

All these cases were addressed to: the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, Dr. Essam Sharaf (Prime Minister), General Mansour Al-Issawi (Minister of Interior) and Counselor Abdel Moez Ibrahim (Chairman of Supreme Commission for Elections).

Tajuddin said: "Trade-union elections were held nation-wide in Egypt with no security breaches at all, contrary to claims in those lawsuits".

He added: "From a legal perspective, the bases of these lawsuits aiming to stop the elections are flimsy; in fact those are illegal themselves; and will not be acceptable to the judiciary".

He stressed that there are those who want to disrupt the anticipated democratic transition of power in Egypt, plunge the country into greater crises, and discredit the peaceful revolution in Egypt.

Tajuddin explained that the sole beneficiary of cancellation of the elections in Egypt are the remnants of the defunct National Party and the enemies of the Egyptian revolution.